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Kentucky’s first state school security marshal, Ben Wilcox, was preparing for an initial round of school safety inspections when COVID-19 closed schools statewide. But he and his subordinates are moving forward with required risk assessments, working with school administrators to get in compliance with state standards.
Three superintendents from around Kentucky and the leaders of their local health departments compared COVID-19 experiences during the Oct. 13 Special Superintendents’ Webcast. All agreed that close cooperation between schools, health authorities and local officials are essential to controlling outbreaks.
Kentucky’s Education Commissioner and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass was introduced to the Principals Advisory Council during its first quarter meeting on Oct. 8.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is pleased to announce that the Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS DPH), in conjunction with Kentucky Emergency Management and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is making adult and youth size face coverings available to all school districts.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Teachers Advisory Council convened virtually Oct. 1 to provide feedback to the department on how their back-to-school experiences have gone thus far.
In his first meeting with the Superintendents Advisory Council on Sept. 28, Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass held a virtual question-and-answer session to allow members to ask questions of him and KDE and to better get to know members and their districts.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting public comments on a proposed waiver to offer flexibility to 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant programs.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has submitted a draft proposal to the state outlining what services would be impacted and what challenges would result from a possible 8% budget cut.
Nearly 100 people tuned in to the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) virtual forum on Sept. 17 to learn more about the Department for Public Health’s new four-color decision-making metric for school officials.